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heal Tweet Definition of heal Like Definition of heal on Facebook
verb
  1. (transitive) To make better; to revive, recover, or cure.
"This band-aid will your cut."
  1. (intransitive) To become better.
"Band-aids allow cuts to ."
healthy Tweet Definition of healthy Like Definition of healthy on Facebook
adjective (healthier, healthiest)
  1. enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit: well
He was father to three daughters.
  1. conducive to health
A diet and exercise can help to maintain proper weight.''
  1. evincing health
She unwrapped the sandwich and took a bite out of the middle.
hearing aid Tweet Definition of hearing aid Like Definition of hearing aid on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to help the hard of hearing hear sounds better.
heavy Tweet Definition of heavy Like Definition of heavy on Facebook
noun (pl2=heavies)
  1. A villain or bad guy; the one responsible for evil or aggressive acts.
With his wrinkled, uneven face, the actor always seemed to play the in films.
  1. (slang) A doorman, bouncer
A fight started outside the bar then the heavies came out and stopped it.
adjective (heavier, heaviest)
  1. (context, of a physical object) Having great weight.
  2. (context, of a topic) serious, Serious, somber.
  3. (context, UK, slang) Good.
This film is .
  1. (context, of a rate of flow) high, High, great.
  2. (context, UK, slang) Armed.
Come , or not at all.
  1. (context, Music terminology) louder, more distorted
''Metal is heavier than swing.
Heimlich maneuver Tweet Definition of Heimlich maneuver Like Definition of Heimlich maneuver on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A first aid procedure used to treat choke, choking. The patient is lifted from behind, squeezing their diaphragm to expel air and thereby dislodge, dislodging an obstruction in the windpipe.
hemacytometer Tweet Definition of hemacytometer Like Definition of hemacytometer on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, hemocytometer)
hematology Tweet Definition of hematology Like Definition of hematology on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) the scientific study of blood and blood-producing organs
hemocytometer Tweet Definition of hemocytometer Like Definition of hemocytometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to count the number of blood cells in a volume of blood
hemostat Tweet Definition of hemostat Like Definition of hemostat on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, medicine) an instrument that clamps blood vessels to diminish or halt blood flow
heterosexual Tweet Definition of heterosexual Like Definition of heterosexual on Facebook
noun
  1. A heterosexual organism, especially a human.
adjective
  1. sexual, Sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex
heterosexuality Tweet Definition of heterosexuality Like Definition of heterosexuality on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being emotionally or sexually attracted to persons of the opposite sex.
holism Tweet Definition of holism Like Definition of holism on Facebook
noun
  1. Theory that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
homeopathy Tweet Definition of homeopathy Like Definition of homeopathy on Facebook
noun (pluralhomeopathies)
  1. (medicine) a system of treating diseases with small amounts of substances which, in larger amounts, would produce the observed symptoms.
homosexual Tweet Definition of homosexual Like Definition of homosexual on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex.
adjective
  1. (context, of a person or animal) sexually, Sexually attracted solely or primarily to other members of the same sex.
    • 1983: Michael W. Ross, Homosexuality and Social Sex Roles
    • : "Significant results indicate that Swedes would choose a more masculine partner the more they are, and that Finns would choose a more attractive partner the more they are."
      1. Pertaining to homosexuality, as a relationship, an attraction, a desire, etc.
      2. Intended for or used by homosexuals, as a nightclub, a bar, etc.
homosexuality Tweet Definition of homosexuality Like Definition of homosexuality on Facebook
noun (pl=homosexualities)
  1. The state of being sexually attracted primarily to persons of the same sex.
  2. Sexual activity with a person of the same sex.
hospital Tweet Definition of hospital Like Definition of hospital on Facebook
noun
  1. A building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying. Usually has a staff of doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients.
HRT Tweet Definition of HRT Like Definition of HRT on Facebook
initialism
  1. (context, medicine) Hormone Replacement Therapy
  2. (context, linguistics) high rising terminal, a type of speech that sounds like questions, used frequently by North American teenage girls.
hygiene Tweet Definition of hygiene Like Definition of hygiene on Facebook
noun
  1. The science of health, its promotion and preservation.
  2. Those conditions and practices that promote and preserve health.
hygienics Tweet Definition of hygienics Like Definition of hygienics on Facebook
noun
  1. The science of hygiene
hyperbaric Tweet Definition of hyperbaric Like Definition of hyperbaric on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure (as of oxygen).
hyperthermia Tweet Definition of hyperthermia Like Definition of hyperthermia on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) The condition of having an abnormally high body temperature.
hypostatic Tweet Definition of hypostatic Like Definition of hypostatic on Facebook
adjective
  1. (theology) Pertaining to hypostasis, especially with reference to w:Hypostatic union, hypostatic union.
  2. (medicine) Pertaining to hypostasis.
  3. (genetics) Of a gene, affected by hypostasis.
hypothermia Tweet Definition of hypothermia Like Definition of hypothermia on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) abnormally low body temperature; specifically, below 35°C
heal Tweet Definition of heal Like Definition of heal on Facebook
verb
  1. (transitive) To make better; to revive, recover, or cure.
"This band-aid will your cut."
  1. (intransitive) To become better.
"Band-aids allow cuts to ."
healthy Tweet Definition of healthy Like Definition of healthy on Facebook
adjective (healthier, healthiest)
  1. enjoying health and vigor of body, mind, or spirit: well
He was father to three daughters.
  1. conducive to health
A diet and exercise can help to maintain proper weight.''
  1. evincing health
She unwrapped the sandwich and took a bite out of the middle.
hearing aid Tweet Definition of hearing aid Like Definition of hearing aid on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to help the hard of hearing hear sounds better.
heavy Tweet Definition of heavy Like Definition of heavy on Facebook
noun (pl2=heavies)
  1. A villain or bad guy; the one responsible for evil or aggressive acts.
With his wrinkled, uneven face, the actor always seemed to play the in films.
  1. (slang) A doorman, bouncer
A fight started outside the bar then the heavies came out and stopped it.
adjective (heavier, heaviest)
  1. (context, of a physical object) Having great weight.
  2. (context, of a topic) serious, Serious, somber.
  3. (context, UK, slang) Good.
This film is .
  1. (context, of a rate of flow) high, High, great.
  2. (context, UK, slang) Armed.
Come , or not at all.
  1. (context, Music terminology) louder, more distorted
''Metal is heavier than swing.
Heimlich maneuver Tweet Definition of Heimlich maneuver Like Definition of Heimlich maneuver on Facebook
proper noun
  1. A first aid procedure used to treat choke, choking. The patient is lifted from behind, squeezing their diaphragm to expel air and thereby dislodge, dislodging an obstruction in the windpipe.
hemacytometer Tweet Definition of hemacytometer Like Definition of hemacytometer on Facebook
noun
  1. (alternative spelling of, hemocytometer)
hematology Tweet Definition of hematology Like Definition of hematology on Facebook
noun
  1. (medicine) the scientific study of blood and blood-producing organs
hemocytometer Tweet Definition of hemocytometer Like Definition of hemocytometer on Facebook
noun
  1. A device used to count the number of blood cells in a volume of blood
hemostat Tweet Definition of hemostat Like Definition of hemostat on Facebook
noun
  1. (context, medicine) an instrument that clamps blood vessels to diminish or halt blood flow
heterosexual Tweet Definition of heterosexual Like Definition of heterosexual on Facebook
noun
  1. A heterosexual organism, especially a human.
adjective
  1. sexual, Sexually attracted to members of the opposite sex
heterosexuality Tweet Definition of heterosexuality Like Definition of heterosexuality on Facebook
noun
  1. The state of being emotionally or sexually attracted to persons of the opposite sex.
holism Tweet Definition of holism Like Definition of holism on Facebook
noun
  1. Theory that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.
homeopathy Tweet Definition of homeopathy Like Definition of homeopathy on Facebook
noun (pluralhomeopathies)
  1. (medicine) a system of treating diseases with small amounts of substances which, in larger amounts, would produce the observed symptoms.
homosexual Tweet Definition of homosexual Like Definition of homosexual on Facebook
noun
  1. A person who is attracted solely or primarily to others of the same sex.
adjective
  1. (context, of a person or animal) sexually, Sexually attracted solely or primarily to other members of the same sex.
    • 1983: Michael W. Ross, Homosexuality and Social Sex Roles
    • : "Significant results indicate that Swedes would choose a more masculine partner the more they are, and that Finns would choose a more attractive partner the more they are."
      1. Pertaining to homosexuality, as a relationship, an attraction, a desire, etc.
      2. Intended for or used by homosexuals, as a nightclub, a bar, etc.
homosexuality Tweet Definition of homosexuality Like Definition of homosexuality on Facebook
noun (pl=homosexualities)
  1. The state of being sexually attracted primarily to persons of the same sex.
  2. Sexual activity with a person of the same sex.
hospital Tweet Definition of hospital Like Definition of hospital on Facebook
noun
  1. A building designed to diagnose and treat the sick, injured or dying. Usually has a staff of doctors and nurses to aid in the treatment of patients.
HRT Tweet Definition of HRT Like Definition of HRT on Facebook
initialism
  1. (context, medicine) Hormone Replacement Therapy
  2. (context, linguistics) high rising terminal, a type of speech that sounds like questions, used frequently by North American teenage girls.
hygiene Tweet Definition of hygiene Like Definition of hygiene on Facebook
noun
  1. The science of health, its promotion and preservation.
  2. Those conditions and practices that promote and preserve health.
hygienics Tweet Definition of hygienics Like Definition of hygienics on Facebook
noun
  1. The science of hygiene
hyperbaric Tweet Definition of hyperbaric Like Definition of hyperbaric on Facebook
adjective
  1. Of, relating to, or utilizing greater than normal pressure (as of oxygen).
hyperthermia Tweet Definition of hyperthermia Like Definition of hyperthermia on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) The condition of having an abnormally high body temperature.
hypostatic Tweet Definition of hypostatic Like Definition of hypostatic on Facebook
adjective
  1. (theology) Pertaining to hypostasis, especially with reference to w:Hypostatic union, hypostatic union.
  2. (medicine) Pertaining to hypostasis.
  3. (genetics) Of a gene, affected by hypostasis.
hypothermia Tweet Definition of hypothermia Like Definition of hypothermia on Facebook
noun
  1. (pathology) abnormally low body temperature; specifically, below 35°C

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